Testing Google+ Exporter

Updated: 2019-Jan-17 (See my comment below about photos uploaded directly to G+)

I've created a second, and more permanent blog home here: https://photoblog.tomgatermann.com (see below for more updated info).

Another option for exporting your G+ stream is the Google+ Exporter, from +Friends+Me. I had been thinking about this one for a while, and since other people have had good success with it, I finally decided to give it a try. Initially, I used the free version which exports up to 800 posts. I was happy with the results, so I bought a license for it to export unlimited posts. To buy a license costs you $19.99.

The nice thing about this application is that it allows you to export directly to Blogger and Word Press formats, unlike Google's own Takeout.

After downloading my stream, I exported it to a Blogger backup file and created a quick blog to test it out. I'm still tweaking the look, but for a quick export and setup I'm really happy with the initial results.

Update 2019-Jan-12:

This second version includes public comments from my G+ profile posts. However, in this version, for some reason, my hashtags were not converted into Blogger Labels. I'm actually not bothered by this, since I want to clean up my hashtags/labels anyway.

You can also find me on Mewe and Pluspora. However, I'm not currently very active on Plusporpa.


If you are wanting to backup your G+ stream or communities, it's probably best to do it now, rather then later. If you are interested in this method, check out the Friends+Me info page: https://medium.com/google-plus-exporter

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